Our Team

In all of our work, we apply what we’ve learned and affirmed through decades of experience to your organization’s needs.

Stephanie Cutter

Stephanie Cutter

Partner @stefcutter stephanie@precisionstrategies.com

Stephanie Cutter

Was once a subject of David Letterman's top ten list.

Eureka!

Called “one of the most prominent voices in the [Democratic] party, and one of its top strategists and crisis managers” by Politico, Stephanie’s political and communications experience spans two decades in public service and the private sector.  The New York Times called her “the polished, sometimes scarily organized strategist who gets things done” who “has a long and favorable reputation with some of the most influential journalists and opinion makers in Washington.” GQ named her one of “the 50 most powerful people in Washington.”

From the halls of Congress, to the campaign trail, the West Wing and the C-suite, Stephanie has crafted communications and crisis-management strategies for the nation’s leading campaigns and corporations.  As The Atlantic notes, “Cutter’s ability to drive home a message with force and clarity is prized.”

Most recently, Stephanie was Deputy Campaign Manager for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, Obama for America.  In that capacity, she oversaw communications, media, policy, and research, and was a member of the senior strategy team. She also served as Chairman of the Board for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Before joining the campaign, Stephanie was Deputy Senior Adviser to President Obama, managing message strategy and issue development.  At the White House, she also crafted the confirmation strategy for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and helped create the First Lady’s successful Let’s Move! campaign.  From January to May 2009, Stephanie served as Counselor to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, handling the strategy behind the development and implementation of the Obama Administration’s Financial Stability Plan.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Stephanie was the Chief Spokesperson for the Obama-Biden Transition, and served as Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff on the 2008 Obama for America campaign.

In 2006, Stephanie started the Cutter Media Group (CMG), a strategic communications firm that specializes in designing and implementing public affairs strategies, including message development, crisis management, national and grassroots coalition building, and other strategic communications, for corporations, political and issue-based campaigns, trade associations and non-profit organizations.

From January 2005 to March 2006, Stephanie was a senior advisor to then Minority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic Senator Edward M.  Kennedy.  In this dual role, she developed a message and communications strategy for Senate Democratic leadership and managed the strategic campaign that led to the Democratic takeover in the 2006 elections.  She also devised and implemented a rapid response system for members of Congress, national Democrats and advocacy groups to promote message unity in the fight to regain a Democratic majority in Congress.

In the fall of 2003, the John Kerry for President Campaign brought in Stephanie to serve as a National Spokesperson and develop a communications plan to reposition Kerry for victory.  After the campaign’s come-from-behind upset in Iowa, she assumed the position of Communications Director for the Kerry-Edwards 2004 presidential campaign.

Before joining the campaign, Stephanie was Communications Director to Senator Edward M.  Kennedy.  From 1994 to 2001, she held various positions in the Clinton Administration, including White House Deputy Communications Director and Deputy Assistant to the President.

In the fall of 2013, Stephanie was announced as the co-host of CNN’s Crossfire show. Stephanie was a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, taught at Johns Hopkins University, and has lectured at Smith College, American University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Stephanie sits on the boards of Organizing for Action, the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. In 2013, she was appointed to the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities.

Stephanie is represented by Leading Authorities Speakers Bureau in Washington, D.C.

A Massachusetts native, Stephanie lives in Washington, DC, and is a graduate of Smith College and Georgetown University Law Center.

Jen O’Malley Dillon

Jen O’Malley Dillon

Partner @jomalleydillon jen@precisionstrategies.com

Jen O’Malley Dillon

Has twin girls with good timing: They were born one week after the 2012 presidential election.

Eureka!

Jen is a veteran organizer, campaign manager and pioneer in the use of data analytics to target voters and consumers. She most recently served as Deputy Campaign Manager for President Obama’s reelection campaign, overseeing the largest field organization in the history of presidential campaigns, voter protection and education programs, and political outreach, and leading the development and use of data analytics to target, register, persuade and mobilize voters.

As a Partner at Precision Strategies, Jen has taken her years of experience managing top political campaigns and applied it to corporations, causes and campaigns both in the United States and abroad. From the early days of his then come from behind bid for Prime Minister, Jen served as the lead consultant to Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada, providing strategic guidance and support on a range of issues, including data-driven organizing, capacity-building and plotting the party’s path to victory. His victory became one of the biggest moments in Canadian political history.

In 2009, President Obama named Jen as his first Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, where she served with Chairman Tim Kaine, until she left for the 2012 campaign.  Jen raised and managed an annual budget of over $100 million and built the largest DNC operation in its history, housing Organizing for America, staff in all 50 states, and building the Party’s first and most robust data, analytics and technology infrastructure, which became the foundation of President Obama’s re-election campaign.

She also served as the National Co-Chair of the 57th Presidential Inauguration and was President of the Democratic National Convention Committee, where she oversaw the early planning, timing and location process, leading to the selection of the host city.  She currently serves on the executive board of Organizing for Action, President Obama’s issue advocacy organization.

In 2010, Jen was named to TIME’s 40 under 40—and, in 2012, to Fortune’s 40 under 40 Electors, which called her a “field organizing whiz.”

In 2008, Jen worked as the 2008 Obama campaign’s Battleground States Director, where she helped usher in President Obama’s 365 electoral votes, winning all but one of his contested battleground states.  Jen managed the largest grassroots organization in presidential history with over 5,000 staff on the ground and built the first ever in-house analytics team focused on targeted voter contact, resource allocation, and program efficiency.

Jen has served on five presidential campaigns and worked at every level from State Senate and Mayoral races to Congressional, Gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns.  Additional campaign highlights include Deputy National Campaign Manager and Iowa State Director for the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John Edwards, Campaign Manager for Jim Davis’ 2006 Florida gubernatorial campaign, Deputy Campaign Manager for Senate Majority Leader Senator Tom Daschle’s re-election campaign in 2004, and Field Director for Senator Tim Johnson’s 2002 victory by 524 votes, which was the closest race in the country.

She has also worked on behalf of non-profit and private organizations from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, to the Children’s Defense Fund to serving as the Associate Director of Personnel for the 2008 Presidential Transition Team for President Obama.

Jen is a proud mom to twin daughters, Mary and Katie, who were born exactly one week after the 2012 election.  A native of Boston, Jen lives in Washington, DC, and is a graduate of Tufts University.

Teddy Goff

Teddy Goff

Partner @teddygoff teddy@precisionstrategies.com

Teddy Goff

Is still mad about that Ellen tweet.

Eureka!

Teddy Goff is a co-founder and partner at Precision, where he leads our digital practice. Teddy’s team develops strategies and runs programs for major corporations, innovative startups, leading nonprofits, and progressive campaigns.

Prior to Precision, Teddy was the Digital Director for President Obama’s reelection campaign, leading the President’s digital strategy and managing the 250-person nationwide team responsible for the campaign’s social media, email, web, online advertising, online organizing, front-end and product development, design, and video presences. TIME described his work as “redefining the limits of viral politics.”

Under Teddy’s leadership, Obama for America raised more than $690 million and registered more than a million voters online, built Facebook and Twitter followings of more than 45 and 33 million people respectively, earned more than 133 million video views, ran more than $100 million in online advertising (the largest such program in political history), built groundbreaking tools for online fundraising and campaigning, organized hundreds of thousands of volunteers and events, and sent the second-most retweeted tweet (thanks, Ellen) and most liked Facebook post of all time.

As a member of the campaign’s leadership, he also played a seminal role in shaping and executing the broader campaign’s strategy for communications, fundraising, and organizing. His work on the campaign has been featured in TIME, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, BuzzFeed, and the New York Times.

Before joining the 2012 campaign, Teddy served as Associate Vice President for Strategy at Blue State Digital, overseeing BSD’s global creative team that serviced more than 75 active engagements around the world.

On President Obama’s 2008 campaign, Teddy was responsible for state-level digital campaigns, managing everything from email and social media programs to online organizing strategies in more than 25 battleground states. Afterward, Teddy oversaw the creation and launch of the Obama Administration’s new WhiteHouse.gov website as a member of the Presidential Transition Team.

Teddy lives in Manhattan and is a graduate of Yale University. He has been featured in TIME’s list of the “30 people under 30 who are changing the world,” Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of “The Most Eligible Hires in Techdom,” AdAge’s “Wish List” of the top four Obama campaign officials, BusinessInsider’s list of the top people in online politics, and the AdWeek 50. He has appeared on the Charlie Rose Show and is a regular public speaker. He is also a founding partner at Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer in New York City.

Nathaniel Lubin

Nathaniel Lubin

Of Counsel natelubin nate@precisionstrategies.com

Nathaniel Lubin

Has almost recovered from Lucas Duda's throw.

Eureka!

Nathaniel Lubin is Of Counsel to Precision Strategies, assisting primarily with paid media and digital strategy.

Nathaniel is the Founder of Lubin Strategies LLC, a boutique consulting firm assisting a range of corporate and advocacy organizations. He was the Director of the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House, overseeing a team of strategists and practitioners as the White House sought to modernize itself and better engage and communicate with the American public.

Previously, he served as Director of Digital Marketing at Obama for America in 2012, responsible for all paid advertising, and as Digital Director for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. At OFA, he quarterbacked the largest paid digital fundraising, persuasion, and field programs yet run in politics: in total, a budget of more than $112 million.

Nathaniel also worked on President Obama’s 2008 campaign and helped launch Bully Pulpit Interactive, a leading digital marketing firm. Originally from New York, Lubin is an honors graduate from Harvard University.

www.natelubin.com

Laura Olin

Laura Olin

Of Counsel @lauraolin laura@precisionstrategies.com

Laura Olin

Was born in Finland and has a twin brother. So depending on how you look at it, she's either a Finnish twin or a twinnish Finn.

Eureka!

Laura Olin is a veteran digital campaigner who ran social media strategy for Obama 2012 and helped set the editorial voice for the campaign’s digital communications.

Laura’s social media team ran everything from the @BarackObama Twitter account to the Joe Biden Facebook page and the Barack Obama Tumblr. They grew the campaign’s social media followings by 40 million; raised millions of dollars over social media; pioneered the use of Tumblr, Instagram, Spotify, and Pinterest for presidential campaigns; and created the most-retweeted and most-liked Twitter and Facebook posts in both networks’ history.

Prior to joining the Obama campaign as its first digital staffer in April of 2011, Laura got her online campaigning chops at Blue State Digital, People For the American Way, and the Center for American Progress. She has degrees in political science from the University of Virginia and the London School of Economics.

A native of Finland, she became an American citizen in 2008. Her first vote was for Barack Obama.

Caitlin Legacki

Caitlin Legacki

Director of Communications @caitleg caitlin@precisionstrategies.com

Caitlin Legacki

"Let's just say not everyone gets it."

Eureka!

Since joining Precision in 2013, Caitlin has provided strategic communications guidance for a wide range of clients, including global startup incubators, startups, trade associations, film studios, leading non-profits, television networks and political clients.

Prior to joining Precision, Caitlin specialized in developing successful communications strategies for political campaigns in traditionally red and purple states. In 2012, Caitlin served as Communications Director for Sen. Claire McCaskill’s re-election campaign, where she helped engineer and execute the strategy that guided the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbent to a remarkable 15-point victory.

Prior to that, Caitlin served in the communications and press operations for Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kay Hagan, Rep. Bruce Braley and Sen. John Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign.

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Caitlin is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Rob Hill

Rob Hill

Director of Mobilization and Campaign Management @robertshill rob@precisionstrategies.com

Rob Hill

Can help you get your points and miles strategy in order.

Eureka!

Rob Hill uses his 15 years of experience conceiving, planning and managing large-scale engagement efforts to build and execute data-driven efforts in support of Precision’s clients. A veteran of numerous political and issue campaigns – including President Obama’s 2008 election, where he served on the ground in a senior role in five states – Rob has experience building state-based teams from scratch in every region of the U.S. and in every kind of market: rural, urban, and suburban.

Rob served in the White House Office of Political Affairs under President Obama where he worked closely with local, state and federal officials, issue advocates and business leaders in 14 Western states.

Rob joins Precision after serving for four years as the Associate Administrator for Field Operations in the US Small Business Administration, an executive position in which he managed the agency’s national network of field representatives in every state and territory who work with entrepreneurs to help their businesses grow and succeed.

In this role, Rob was responsible for planning and executing public outreach efforts targeting difficult-to-reach constituencies, partnering with local and national stakeholders to deliver on shared priorities, and setting the budgets and operations of 90 offices and nearly 800 staff members.

Before serving President Obama, Rob’s other campaign credits include John Kerry for President where he helped deliver the come-from-behind grassroots victory in the Iowa caucuses and upend the Democratic primary to that point. He served as the Coordinated Campaign Director for Senator Jon Tester’s narrow election in 2006 and as the 2010 National Field Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, in addition to a range of environmental, judicial and marriage equality projects.

Originally from Connecticut, Rob is a Westerner at heart. He studied History at the University of Virginia and lives in Washington, DC with his wife Jarel and their two children.

Matthew McGregor

Matthew McGregor

Director of Digital @mcgregormt matthew@precisionstrategies.com

Matthew McGregor

Has (at last count) been to 12 baseball stadiums since moving to the U.S.

Eureka!

Matthew has been working in digital, communications, and politics around the world for 15 years.

For President Obama’s re-election campaign he ran digital rapid response, working at the intersection of digital and communications, with senior staff across departments.

Labelled “Obama’s digital attack dog” by the Guardian, Matthew spearheaded the campaign’s online work to frame Governor Romney’s business record, to prepare the campaign’s online response to the vice presidential pick, and around the debates.

The Times described the work of Matthew’s team: “Every time Mr. Romney slipped up, raised a policy point or made a decision, indeed, every time he spoke, the team was ready to counterattack with slick graphics, funny blogs and e-mail blasts. The most devastating hits often included excruciating videos of Mr. Romney’s most embarrassing moments.”

Matthew played a pivotal role in flagging Governor Romney’s comments about London being unready to host the Olympics on the first day of his trip to London. Mark Halperin and John Heileman write in Double Down, “McGregor’s intercession turned the frame into Romney-as-not-ready-for-prime-time-player — and a one-man special-relationship wrecking crew.”

Before and after the 2012 campaign, Matthew worked at Blue State Digital, initially setting up and running their London office before moving to the U.S. to oversee international and political work, including election campaigns in India, Australia, and most recently for the U.K. Labour Party during the 2015 General Election.

Matthew has a long history of working with progressive organizations, including labor unions, advocacy groups and not-for-profits. He is a regular public speaker at conferences on developments in digital communications, rapid response and social media, and is regularly quoted in the media on those topics.

A native of Norwich, England, Matthew gained a BA in Government and Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK in 2001. Now a dual citizen, Matthew is an avid fan of the Washington Nationals and EPL team Norwich City. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife.

Erin Lindsay

Erin Lindsay

Managing Principal @ErinELindsay erin@precisionstrategies.com

Erin Lindsay

Has multiple fantasy football teams going at once.

Eureka!

Erin Lindsay is an experienced digital strategist who joins Precision Strategies after three years serving in the first-ever White House Office of Digital Strategy as the Deputy Director of Online Engagement. At the White House, Erin helped pioneer the use of the internet, in particular social media to communicate and engage with the American public online.

Prior to joining the White House in March of 2011, Erin was the Online Marketing Manager at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. A native of Westborough, Massachusetts, Erin received her BA in Economics and History from Tufts University.

Since joining Precision, Erin has focused on helping our non-profit, political and advocacy clients implement cutting edge strategies to meet their organizational goals. She has worked with clients across diverse industries, from 1776, a DC-based global incubator and seed fund, to the Natural Resources Defense Council. She has also helped the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation expand their digital audience by engaging with young people, and maximize the online impact of the Foundation’s signature program: The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. She also worked with an international political party to build a robust digital infrastructure in advance of the country’s next general election. While abroad, she helped to train the team on social media, email, and website best practices and then developed and helped to implement plans to capture a larger audience online and turn that digital support into offline action.

In her free time Erin can be found cheering on her beloved Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and obsessing about her fantasy sports teams.

Ben Becker

Ben Becker

Principal @BenjaminDBecker ben@precisionstrategies.com

Ben Becker

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

Eureka!

With nearly a decade of experience in congressional, issue-based, and corporate communications, Ben helps to craft and lead communications and campaign strategy for a number clients at Precision.

Among his work, Ben is currently leading efforts to manage a national overhaul of the nation’s criminal justice system, helping to design and execute a communications and overall campaign strategy for a national Coalition doing unprecedented work: bringing together the most prominent and respected voices from across the political spectrum to achieve meaningful reform. Beyond helping to establish the Coalition as the nation’s leading convener on justice reform, Ben also works on behalf of an array of other organizations focused on strategic positioning and elevating national awareness on key issues.

Prior to joining Precision, Ben served as chief spokesperson for Sen. Debbie Stabenow on the Senate Agriculture Committee, where he was responsible for crafting and managing the messaging around the reauthorization of the 2014 Farm Bill. From conservation and energy, to nutrition and international food aid, the Farm Bill’s vast and extensive policy scope saw Ben managing an elaborate, multi-tiered communications strategy spanning several years, custom tailoring messaging to resonate with diverse audiences. Ben began his work in the Senate under Sen. Blanche Lincoln, and later helped to lead the Committee’s communications efforts in the ongoing reauthorization of both child nutrition policy as well as the Commodity Exchange Act.

Before working in the Senate, Ben worked on behalf of a number of campaigns in the energy, environment and sustainability spaces at the Glover Park Group. Working with non-profits, coalitions, associations, think tanks, and companies, Ben helped to elevate and frame discussion on climate change, deforestation and renewable energy. Ben also helped craft and execute targeted, issue-based campaigns for an array of corporate clients at FD Dittus Communications as well as the public affairs firm SDI.

A Southern California native, Ben received his graduate degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and his undergraduate degree from the California State University, Fullerton, in California. He is the proud father of 6 beautiful and extraordinary guitars, as well as an incredible vinyl collection.

Ruiyong Chen

Ruiyong Chen

Principal @ruiyongchen ruiyong@precisionstrategies.com

Ruiyong Chen

Has a lot of opinions on how to make American sports better. Ask her about it. #sportsinnovation

Eureka!

Ruiyong comes to Precision after serving as a Client Services Manager at Warc, an advertising research and media investment firm, and is an alumna of Governor Deval Patrick’s re-election campaign.

Since joining Precision, Ruiyong has been focused on helping our clients leverage and implement digital advertising strategies to meet their branding and acquisition goals. She had helped run persuasion and direct response campaigns to targeted voters on high profile political races in the US and abroad, connect Millennials with new and disruptive programming to drive tune-in for a growing media company, and identify new audiences for national nonprofits and magazines.

She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in international politics and currently lives in Washington, DC.

Meredith Gringer

Meredith Gringer

Principal @meregringer meredith@precisionstrategies.com

Meredith Gringer

Started the beloved Precision tradition of Chinatown Friday.

Eureka!

Meredith is a digital strategist with a background in analytics and reporting.

Most recently, Meredith worked in the Strategy & Analysis group at Digitas where she helped Fortune 500 companies like Aetna, Goodyear, and AT&T define their digital strategies. Prior to that, she honed her expertise in social media and CRM while consulting for Publicis Groupe, at Big Fuel and CRM365.

Since joining Precision, Meredith has focused on helping our clients use digital tools and strategies to meet their business goals. She has helped clients across diverse industries from consumer packaged goods to television to software technology. She worked with the executive leadership team at Pfizer to provide a recommendation across culture, process, staffing and content designed to build a stronger digital marketing program. She also partnered with the digital organization of an international political party to help build the necessary infrastructure for the country’s next general election. While abroad, she helped to train the team on social media, email, and website best practices and then developed and helped to implement plans to capture a larger audience online and turn that digital support into offline action.

She graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in History and Government and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Sam Libowsky

Sam Libowsky

Principal sam@precisionstrategies.com

Sam Libowsky

Also goes by “The Dude.”

Eureka!

Sam is an experienced digital media planner with years of experience in the digital and multicultural media space.

Sam joins Precision from Starcom Mediavest Group, where he planned and executed media campaigns for Procter & Gamble, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Honda, Heineken, and Bloomin’ Brands. Sam worked across digital and traditional channels and planned national and local campaigns. His work across the consumer journey included awareness and direct response campaigns for his clients. He developed digital media campaigns to achieve brand objectives for several of Gillette’s new product launches, Bud Light’s millennial-focused #UpForWhatever campaign, and Honda’s quest to reach a fast-growing Hispanic audience. His work has consistently directed online audiences to take action offline, including increasing sales, brand affinity, and campaign engagement.

Since joining Precision, Sam focuses on using paid media to reach and engage audiences across digital platforms. He leads the firm’s paid media work across political, nonprofit, and corporate clients.

A native of Illinois, Sam graduated from Vanderbilt University with honors in Sociology and Spanish. He currently lives in Manhattan.

Ezra Mechaber

Ezra Mechaber

Principal @ezramechaber ezra@precisionstrategies.com

Ezra Mechaber

Ezra spends his free time making GIFs and bagels.

Eureka!

Ezra Mechaber is a digital strategist with years of experience building advocacy and branding campaigns.

Ezra joined Precision after three and a half years at the White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, where we worked to make it easier for Americans to engage with their government online. He managed the team behind the 20 million-user petitions platform We the People, oversaw email outreach strategy to more than 4 million Americans, and launched the White House’s Tumblr to reach a young Americans.

At Precision, Ezra consults for organizations across a broad range of industries and issues areas. He’s helped a 125 year-old Fortune 10 rethink how they reach younger audiences online. He’s worked with the ACLU to create effective, compelling campaigns as part of their $50 million effort to fix the criminal justice system. And he’s worked with the global startup incubator 1776 to reach an audience of Washington influencers.

Ezra built his first website at eleven; it likely featured dragons. He is a native of Sherborn, Massachusetts—where he grew up on a farm. He holds a B.A. in political science and religion from the University of Rochester.

Benjy Messner

Benjy Messner

Principal @benjymessner benjy@precisionstrategies.com

Benjy Messner

Suggested we "put a poll in the field" to determine his fun fact.

Eureka!

Benjy is a data and analytics professional with years of experience solving problems quantitatively, targeting voters and consumers, and running efficient programs.

Since joining Precision, Benjy has focused on helping clients solve their toughest problems with cutting-edge data and analytics strategies and tactics. He leads the firm’s quantitative work across clients, including in 2014 with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and targeted US Senate races.

He has consulted for a diverse set of clients across a wide range of industries, including helping foreign political parties prepare for national general elections, working with a national gun safety organization to pilot an innovative new messaging frame around reducing gun violence, and teaming with a Fortune 10 corporation to relaunch its shareholder outreach program.

Most recently, Benjy was a senior software engineer at NGP VAN, helping build the toolbox of the progressive movement and integrating the company’s core applications with each other, customers, and other tools.

In 2012, Benjy served as Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director in Missouri, using advanced data and analytics tactics to help re-elect Sen. Claire McCaskill, Gov. Jay Nixon, and the rest of the Democratic ticket. Before joining the Missouri campaign, he served as Data and Technology Director for Sen. Tim Kaine’s successful 2012 campaign, where he planned the campaign’s data program and helped develop its initial voter contact efforts.

Before joining the Kaine team, Benjy worked for Voter Activation Network, a precursor to NGP VAN, Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds’ campaign for Governor, and Sen. Mark Warner’s 2008 campaign.

A proud native of Washington, DC, Benjy’s first experience in politics was in 2004, helping the DC office team on the Kerry-Edwards campaign. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy and History from Georgetown University.

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey

Principal @deirdreemurphy deirdre@precisionstrategies.com

Deirdre Murphy Ramsey

Held hands with her favorite fighter, Sergio Martinez, after a fight.

Eureka!

Deirdre has over a decade of experience in congressional, campaign and corporate communications.

Most recently, Deirdre led communications for IBM’s global government and policy team. At IBM, she drove the media strategy for the company’s public policy advocacy efforts and generated awareness of the company’s brand and positions on technology policy issues of the day, including cybersecurity, patent reform, privacy, trade, tax, immigration and other topics.

Prior to working at IBM, Deirdre served in several congressional and campaign communications roles, including National Press Secretary at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee where she worked with campaigns to develop and implement message strategies. Deirdre also served as Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Communications Director for U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. Deirdre also led in-state communications teams for Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, traveling to seven states to create local press and support surrogate media opportunities.

Since joining Precision Strategies, Deirdre has worked on issue advocacy, corporate and campaign-related strategic communications issues for a range of clients. She worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council to develop a campaign-style strategy, message, and tactics in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate regulations, in addition to aiding in implementation of that strategy. Deirdre also worked on the 2014 Senate elections to advise campaigns as they prepared for, and participated in, the debate process. In addition to other corporate-related projects, Deirdre continues her work with IBM to help build visibility for its public policy advocacy efforts.

Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and is a proud alumna of the Cavalier Daily, the University’s student-run daily newspaper.

Lauren Weiner

Lauren Weiner

Principal @lbw622 lauren@precisionstrategies.com

Lauren Weiner

Eureka!

Lauren brings a diversity of communications experience to Precision, having worked extensively on both issue and candidate campaigns. Before joining Precision, Lauren served as the deputy communications director and rapid response director on the Wendy Davis for Texas Governor campaign.

Prior to working in Texas, Lauren helped lead communications for Americans United for Change, an advocacy group that works to enact progressive goals. There she coordinated and drove messaging for outside groups to pass key parts of President Obama’s agenda, including the Affordable Care Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Reform. At Americans United for Change, Lauren crafted messaging and rapid response strategy on a wide range of issues from minimum wage to clean energy.

Lauren also served on the communications team at the DNC during President Obama’s reelection campaign. She has a background in political research and has worked in TV news both at local stations and national networks.

Originally from New York, Lauren graduated from Northwestern University and has a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Raphaela Abramson

Raphaela Abramson

Senior Associate raphi@precisionstrategies.com

Raphaela Abramson

Went on a hunger strike in second grade to protest the confiscation of her Nancy Drew mystery novel.

Eureka!

Raphaela Abramson is a Senior Associate in Data & Analytics and has a background in political campaigning.

Prior to joining Precision, Raphaela was a Data Manager with Everytown for Gun Safety where she helped develop organization wide reporting and customized data tools. She spent a political season in Alaska working on Senator Mark Begich’s Reelection Campaign as a Deputy Data Director, and promoted the Affordable Care Act in Miami with Planned Parenthood while completing her undergraduate thesis on Third Dimensional Power in American Politics. Raphaela’s start in politics began in 2012 with the Obama for America campaign.

Raphaela graduated summa cum laude from Lander College for Women with a degree in Political Science. She lives in New York with her husband.

Emily Beyer

Emily Beyer

Senior Associate @emilyjobeyer beyer@precisionstrategies.com

Emily Beyer

Was ranked #1 DC-wide in 30 Rock trivia. For a day. It was a really great day.

Eureka!

Emily joins Precision after serving as Deputy Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of the Interior. At Interior, Emily managed major announcements and reporter relationships in every U.S. time zone, across a wide-ranging portfolio that included energy development, public lands management, water, and Native American affairs. Before joining the Administration, she worked as the Assistant to Digital Leadership on President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. Emily coordinated the rollout of digital products during key milestones, and supported the Digital Director and Chief Digital Strategist as they oversaw the campaign’s online organizing, messaging and fundraising efforts. Emily graduated from American University with a degree in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government, and hails from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Emily Booker

Emily Booker

Senior Associate @emilysbooker emily@precisionstrategies.com

Emily Booker

Voted "Most Likely to Win An Oscar" in fourth grade. Still working on it.

Eureka!

Emily Booker is a Senior Associate at Precision.

Before joining the Precision team in February of 2014, Emily interned with Obama for America, the press team of Senator Claire McCaskill and the office of Congressman David Price. She also served as a finance intern for Senator Kay Hagan’s re-election campaign and in the media relations department for the World Wildlife Fund.

A born and bred North Carolinian, Emily graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied political science and public relations, wrote for The Daily Tar Heel and captained the club volleyball team. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. and helps keep Precision running smoothly (from paper clips to payroll) every day.

Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly

Senior Associate jdonnelly@precisionstrategies.com

Jennifer Donnelly

Plays clawhammer-style banjo.

Eureka!

Jennifer is an Associate at Precision Strategies.

Jennifer comes to Precision after working as a Field Organizer for the 2014 New Hampshire Democratic Coordinated Campaign. She previously worked in public health research and initiatives at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Since joining Precision in January 2015, Jennifer has supported our partner, Jen O’Malley Dillon, and the mobilization and campaign management team.

Originally from St. Louis, Jennifer graduated from Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Psychology and Gender Studies.

Laura Gaffey

Laura Gaffey

Senior Associate @LauraGaffey lgaffey@precisionstrategies.com

Laura Gaffey

As a proud Minnesotan, loves Tater Tot Hotdish.

Eureka!

Laura joined the Precision team in January 2015, after spending the 2014 election cycle at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. At the DSCC, Laura worked as a Compliance and Field Program Associate and managed the field program’s budget, spanning 10 states. Previously, Laura worked as a Compliance Assistant on Senator Amy Klobuchar’s 2012 re-election campaign in her home state of Minnesota.

At Precision, Laura works on the Operations team, keeping the firm running smoothly by handling all things monetary, including managing the budget, invoicing and accounting. As Precision continues to grow and expand, Laura develops long-term processes and policies for the company, in addition to her day-to-day operations duties.

Since joining Precision, Laura has also worked with clients to develop budgets that reflect strategic priorities. As part of this work, she helps clients create budget tracking systems to ensure money is allocated and spent with precision and efficiency.

Laura is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where she studied political science and Spanish.

David Hudson

David Hudson

Senior Associate @David_L_Hudson

David Hudson

He's a former Jeopardy! champ.

Eureka!

David Hudson is a Senior Associate at Precision.

Before joining the Precision team, he was the associate director of content in the White House Office of Digital Strategy where he helped manage email outreach, the We the People petitions platform, and the White House blog. He also served as managing editor at the Center for American Progress, and editorial director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, David received his bachelor’s degree in English and African American and African studies from the University of Virginia, and now lives in Washington, D.C. He’s also a die-hard Lakers and Steelers fan, and is quickly falling in love with the Nationals.

Sarah Mulcahy

Sarah Mulcahy

Senior Associate @sarah_p_mulcahy sarahmulcahy@precisionstrategies.com

Sarah Mulcahy

Always says "thanks a million" and always means it.

Eureka!

Sarah is a Senior Communications Associate here at Precision.

Since joining the team, Sarah has helped to plan and execute advertising campaigns for private and political clients, to help them meet their goals.

Blending the playfulness of digital advertising with political campaign-style tactics, she has learned that to drive meaningful action, a successful campaign must listen to its target audience and place their preferences at the heart of its communications strategy.

Sarah hails from Cork, Ireland and is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin with a double major BA in History and Political Science. She is a proud alumna of the Washington Ireland Program.

Maria Rosa

Maria Rosa

Senior Associate @m_rosa28 maria@precisionstrategies.com

Maria Rosa

Holds a PhD in GIF-ing.

Eureka!

Maria is a digital strategist in Precision’s New York office. She previously worked at the NYU School of Medicine, where she assisted a Division Chief and the Director of Operations.

Since joining Precision, Maria has worked with clients in various capacities. As a member of the AXS TV team, she created and analyzed social media performance reports and made recommendations for improvement. She works on teams supporting the NRDC, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and the Coalition for Public Safety, and assists with social media creative, content development, and website development. She currently supports a mayoral candidate in Latin America by helping to coordinate campaign digital strategy, messaging, and execution.

Maria holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in digital marketing from New York University. She currently lives in New York City.

Jeff Solnet

Jeff Solnet

Senior Associate @jfsolnet jeff@precisionstrategies.com

Jeff Solnet

Jeff and Thomas Winslow can occasionally be found busking Boyz II Men covers.

Eureka!

Jeff is a communication and digital strategist with a background in political and agency work.

For the last two and a half years, Jeff worked at the Glover Park Group and Fenway Strategies to design and implement communications strategies, legislative advocacy campaigns, influencer outreach and coalition building campaigns for a range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, small and large technology startups, nonprofits, philanthropists, venture capital funds, industry coalitions and foreign governments. As the first employee of Fenway Strategies, a communications agency co-founded by President Obama’s former director of speechwriting and national security spokesperson, Jeff worked closely with the partners to provide counsel and deliverables– including speeches, op-eds and media trainings– and grow the business.

Jeff was also part of the founding team at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, where he helped build partnerships with organizations that hosted and funded over 200 undergraduate summer interns, organized a 300 student association and advisory board and broadly facilitated and advised the Institute on its public launch, which included over 100 public events in its first five months. He first traveled to Chicago to serve as a web developer for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign where his work focused on building and optimizing fundraising and rapid response tools. Previously, Jeff interned for Google’s Politics and Elections team in Washington, D.C. where he helped develop and execute communication strategies for the company’s 2012 election products and their Open Government initiative.

Originally from South Florida, Jeff earned his degree in Government with a secondary field of Computer Science from Harvard College where he also served on the Harvard Institute of Politics student advisory board.

Thomas Winslow

Thomas Winslow

Senior Associate @thomas_winslow thomas@precisionstrategies.com

Thomas Winslow

Creator of the Precision 6 o'clock song, our company's most important tradition.

Eureka!

Thomas joined the Precision team in August of 2013 and works on the Mobilization and Campaign Management Team. Since joining Precision, Thomas has worked with a wide range of Precision’s clients to develop and execute programs that drive to strategic goals. He was part of a team that managed the DSCC’s largest off-year investment in midterm elections, has worked with NRDC to develop national and state-specific strategies to create support for President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and manages internal processes that support client work on a daily basis.

Before joining Precision, he served as Deputy Director of Surrogate Media on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. He also worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign, as Staff Assistant for the Campaign Management team. Thomas interned in various roles at Organizing for America at the Democratic National Committee for nearly three years and spent a number of summers abroad, working for academic programs in Cambridge and Oxford, UK.

Thomas grew up outside of San Diego, CA, but headed east to attend American University where he earned degrees in both International Relations and Public Communication. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Tom Zigo

Tom Zigo

Senior Associate tzigo@precisionstrategies.com

Tom Zigo

Eureka!

Tom is a communications strategist with experience in proactive media relations, political and advocacy campaigns, as well as crisis, issue, and reputation management. Prior to joining Precision, Tom worked at Rubenstein in New York, where he led strategic communications initiatives for a wide range of clients including sporting events, film studios and festivals, universities, nonprofits, and corporations.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication from Villanova University, where he is also currently an MBA candidate focusing in strategic marketing. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Tom presently lives in Washington, DC.

Cleo Abram

Cleo Abram

Associate @cleoabram cleo@precisionstrategies.com

Cleo Abram

Drinks her morning coffee from a Notorious RBG mug.

Eureka!

Cleo is a digital strategist with experience in online education and political campaigning.

Cleo comes to Precision from Columbia University, with degrees in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. Cleo guided Columbia’s entrance into online education through her role as the university’s youngest elected representative to the Columbia Senate, the legislative body tasked with making university-wide policy. At the same time, Cleo completed paid independent research on legislation around sexual assault and consulted on Columbia’s policy changes enacted in 2015. She has also published work in several academic journals on online education, eminent domain, and the history of sexual assault legislation.

Prior to joining Precision, Cleo founded and led an early TEDx conference series, the community-specific branch of TED LLC. She also worked for TED-Ed, the educational branch of the nonprofit, building new programs and online tools to support high school teachers worldwide.

In her free time, Cleo authors The Short Version, a weekly newsletter that succinctly explains a topical issue and presents both sides of the debate around it. She is Washington D.C. born and raised.

Eliza Dryer

Eliza Dryer

Associate eliza@precisionstrategies.com

Eliza Dryer

Is an award-winning baker of pies, if you count fourth place in a contest with nine participants.

Eureka!

Eliza is an Associate on the Communications team at Precision and assists partner Stephanie Cutter.

She comes to Precision from Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), where she worked on the public policy team supporting PPFA’s legal challenges to laws and state actions threatening access to family planning services.

As an undergraduate at Yale College, she worked on several homelessness advocacy projects and managed the communications presence of a student group promoting affirmative consent on campus.

A proud native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Eliza currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Calvin Kasulke

Calvin Kasulke

Associate @cjkasulke calvin@precisionstrategies.com

Calvin Kasulke

Calvin was previously an intern at the Onion News Network.

Eureka!

Calvin Kasulke is an Associate Social Media Creative Producer at Precision Strategies.

Calvin joins Precision after more than three years as the digital media manager of Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes’ LGBT health and wellness program, Out For Health. As digital media manager Calvin built an LGBTQ sexuality education and health blog that was highlighted by Tumblr as a blog to follow the day the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down. While at Out for Health he was also a contributing author on two resource guides aimed at decreasing anti-transgender prejudice and building skills for advocacy and education.

In addition to his work at Planned Parenthood, Calvin previously consulted for innovative digital publishing startup Serial Box Publishing to help design their social media strategy prior to their launch in 2015. In 2015 Calvin was awarded the Helene Wurlitzer fellowship in playwriting.

Calvin was a BuzzFeed Editorial Fellow in 2013, following his graduation from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Television and Radio Scriptwriting. He is a native of New York.

Archnashree Nellan

Archnashree Nellan

Associate @archnashree archnashree@precisionstrategies.com

Archnashree Nellan

Seen 50 Broadway shows (thanks student rush!)

Eureka!

Archnashree is a Digital Advertising Associate at Precision.

Archnashree comes to Precision from New York University, where she developed her own program of study focusing on the the business and social uses of media.

As an undergraduate, Archnashree was selected to present at her graduating class’s senior symposium where she spoke about new media and access to education. She also served as class representative on Student Council and was a member of the Dean’s Team.

Prior to joining Precision, she completed internships with various media entities such as film festivals, record labels, and producing firms.

Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Archnashree is currently based in Washington, D.C.

James Ringland

James Ringland

Associate @jamesringland jamesringland@precisionstrategies.com

James Ringland

Recently tried Thai food for the first time. It's quite enjoyable.

Eureka!

James is an associate on the communications team at Precision.

James graduated from the law school at Trinity College, Dublin in November 2015. At college, he was the 81st Auditor of the Dublin University Law Society and got his taste for campaigns by helping a number of friends get elected to student union offices.

Prior to joining Precision, James completed internships with Greenberg Quinlan Rosner in London and with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Born and raised in Belfast, James currently lives in New York City.

Madeline Kos

Madeline Kos

Designer @mkosss madelinekos@precisionstrategies.com

Madeline Kos

Has watched the entire series of The Office (all 201 episodes), completely through, 3 times. So far.

Eureka!

Madeline Kos is a Designer at Precision.

A New York City based creative with a strong passion for graphic design, illustration, and typography, Madeline worked as a hands-on artist before finding her love for digital design.

Since joining Precision, Madeline has used her design skills to work alongside the digital team to help with creative needs, both internally and for clients. Her work ranges from designing social media shareables to making cute e-card graphics to helping develop logos for emerging companies–and all creative needs in between. Madeline uses each and every new project as a productive excuse to expand her design skills and try new creative techniques.

Madeline has a B.F.A. in Electronic Design and Multimedia from the City College of New York.

Get in touch: